[NL2-NL10] NL25 FR: AA against flopped flush

    • Tucanjo
      Tucanjo
      Basic
      Joined: 11.01.2007 Posts: 9
      Hello,
      Please, give me some help with this hand, I know I did many things wrong, so what can I do to avoid this kind of mistake again, or at least to protect from it?

      Party Poker No-Limit Hold'em, $ Hero (8 handed) Hand History Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver)

      Hero ($5.60)
      UTG ($35.98)
      UTG+1 ($5.03)
      MP1 ($11.94)
      MP2 ($5)
      CO ($25.15)
      Button ($18.15)
      SB ($24.60)

      Party Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.10/$0.25
      8 players
      Converter

      Pre-flop: (8 players) Hero is BB with A :club: A :diamond:
      UTG calls, UTG+1 folds, MP1 calls, MP2 (poster) checks, 3 folds, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1, UTG calls, MP1 calls, MP2 folds.

      Flop: 6 :spade: , 3 :spade: , 8 :spade: ($3.35, 3 players)
      Hero bets $1, UTG calls, MP1 folds.

      Turn: 9 :diamond: ($5.35, 2 players)
      Hero bets $2, UTG raises to $4, Hero calls all-in $1.6.

      River: T :diamond: ($12.95, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: $12.95)


      Results:
      Final pot: $12.95
  • 5 replies
    • Alaton
      Alaton
      Black
      Joined: 21.02.2006 Posts: 1,472
      Ok, some things were going not so well in this Hand.

      First of all, our initial raises in general are 4BB +1BB for each limper.
      In the Hand there were 3 people in the pot before you, so you should've raised to 1,75$ preflop to protect against weaker hands.(Aces are the absolut best hand here, so we want to get money in the pot while still being sure to be best)

      On the Flop we can't assume anyone has the flush already, the probability for this is just not that high for us to fear it. But there is a great chance that anyone has a single :spade: and is drawing to a flush, so we need to bet a big amount to get people to pay for their draws.
      To do this, an All-In on the flop is necessary and the right play in this case.
    • Tucanjo
      Tucanjo
      Basic
      Joined: 11.01.2007 Posts: 9
      thanks for the reply, it helped me very much!
    • FlaviaMomo
      FlaviaMomo
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.01.2007 Posts: 54
      I can see me making an allin on the flop with A :spade: , but with those two maybe id rather fold... or make a cbet (1/2 pot) and if i get a call just c/f
    • Alaton
      Alaton
      Black
      Joined: 21.02.2006 Posts: 1,472
      Originally posted by FlaviaMomo
      I can see me making an allin on the flop with A :spade: , but with those two maybe id rather fold... or make a cbet (1/2 pot) and if i get a call just c/f
      Seriously, this would be a terrible play!
      The chance of someone flopping a flush is just really low and in nearly all cases someone will have a good flushdraw but no flush. So we have to go All-In immediatly.
      Of course we would prefer to have the A:spade: , but even without our Hand is way too good to give up here!
    • FlaviaMomo
      FlaviaMomo
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.01.2007 Posts: 54
      thx for explaining :)